Pontefract parkrun

Race Date: Monday, 01/01/2018
Race Distance: 5 Km

Run on the inside of the track at Pontefract Racecourse - the largest "flat racing" course in Europe (and the first UK course to have a dope testing facility!). Like Epsom, it is not that flat for mere humans. A couple of laps of the boating lake are thrown in too. 609 runners had descended for the first of their New Year doubles and the organisers decided to jettison the usual briefing and just tell runners to follow everyone else - the runners at the front of the larger than usual pack then didn't hear the instruction to start!